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Monthly Archives: July 2016

OT55: Thready For Hillary

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. I think some named users are posting more controversial comments anonymously. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Links 7/16: Grad, Div, and URL

I’ve previously disagreed with the restrictions on suboxone prescribing. Now the Obama administration has relaxed some of those restrictions, almost tripling the number of suboxone patients doctors can treat from 100 to 275. Very big (n = 15,000) Romanian study … Continue reading

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Post-Partisanship Is Hyper-Partisanship

I. A few years ago, I wrote: I want to avoid a very easy trap, which is saying that ingroups vs. outgroups are about how different you are, or how hostile you are. I don’t think that’s quite right. Compare … Continue reading

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Open Thread 54.75

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How The West Was Won

I. Someone recently linked me to Bryan Caplan’s post A Hardy Weed: How Traditionalists Underestimate Western Civ. He argues that “western civilization”‘s supposed defenders don’t give it enough credit. They’re always worrying about it being threatened by Islam or China … Continue reading

Open Thread 54.5

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Things Probably Matter

A while back when I wrote about how China’s economic development might not have increased happiness there much, Scott Sumner wrote a really interesting response, Does Anything Matter? He points out that it’s too easy to make this about exotic … Continue reading

Open Thread 54.25

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Pushing And Pulling Goals

This is a distinction I’ve always found helpful. A pulling goal is when you want to achieve something, so you come up with a plan and a structure. For example, you want to cure cancer, so you become a biologist … Continue reading

OT54: Threadical Doctor

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Sorry for the low volume of blogging lately. My promotion to fourth-year resident has … Continue reading

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